Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 January 2071 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | January 2071

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 9 January 2071 at 11:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 1 day on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 878 / 1831

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2071. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠214.7°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 31 December 2070 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 308 km

The Moon is 363 308 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 535 km (222 162 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 05:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.487°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2071. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.432° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 27 January 2071 at 15:29.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 January 2071 at 02:35 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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